Glyphosate leads Chinese herbicide production in 2011
Production of the herbicide, glyphosate, in China rose by 21.3% month-on-month in December 2011 to 21,926.5 tonnes, reports the Chinese Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA). The monthly figures are based on statistics from “major domestic producers”. China manufactured 231,700 tonnes of glyphosate in 2011. The CCPIA calculates that only 10% of China's 126 registered glyphosate manufacturers were actually producing the active ingredient throughout last year ( Agrow No 633, p 20).